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23/10/2023 News

Getting to Green: TotalEnergies features in the October edition of Aftermarket

TotalEnergies has been featured in the October 2023 issue of Aftermarket, discussing lubricants’ role in accelerating sustainability for aftermarket operators.

Drawing on TotalEnergies’ own sustainable solutions, such as QuartzBox,  David Valentyne, Business Development  Manager, explores the importance of the recyclability and circulatory of packaging.

With the sale of new petrol and diesel cars on track to be phased out by 2030 as part of the UKs 2050 carbon neutrality strategy, every stage of the automotive market supply chain is at a pivotal juncture of strategic and operational transformation. As of May 2023, 17% of new car registrations were electric vehicles with the UK's roads currently having approximately 1.25 million electric and plug-in hybrid cars. While it sounds significant, this figure is equivalent to only the total number of Ford Focuses on our highways.

Herein lies a key tension within the automotive sustainability agenda.

As alternative-fuelled vehicles are steadily adopted, the automotive industry also needs to ensure the existing legacy vehicle fleet is operating in the most economical and eco-effective manner possible. With the average age of UK vehicles estimated to be close to 9 years, the next decade represents a critical window for responsible decision making and informed product choices to achieve this.

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